This question is similar to a feature request from a week ago, but it's different.
On German Language we currently have problems with good questions being closed "too fast" / "too rigorously" or just "against community majority"
As soon as a question gets a single close-vote it's almost guaranteed to get closed sooner or later. That in itself is not problematic. But now comes the problematic thing:
Some of these questions gain "Leave Open" votes. and not one or maybe two, but four or five. Even then they will get closed, and this is IMO not desirable.
A simple example: The question "How bad is it to mess up noun genders?" has 23 upvotes. This is exceptionally much for German Language. It is currently running through the close-vote-queue as "primarily opinion based".
There are overall 4 close votes (2 via review queue, 1 the initial, 1 at the post itself), and 6 leave open votes. Also notable is, that when the question entered the queue it got 4 leave open votes, before any close-votes were added.
On the mentioned previous request, ShadowWizard commented:
Close vote is action made on the question itself, not always through the review system. Leave Open is review only action which was intended from the beginning only to remove the item from review
If I understand that correctly, the Item should be removed from the close-vote queue and have all current close-votes purged.
Did I understand the purpose of close-votes correctly?
What is the threshold for LeaveOpen Votes to clear the review item? Do leave-open votes clear the review item at all?
rereading the second answer to the linked question it seems that 3 Leave Open Votes should remove the item from the VTC Queue. This did not happen here, why?